Season 3 episode 10 notes

  • Cecil takes Wilhelmina to the Military History Club and treats her to a dinner cooked by Lloyd.
  • Lloyd and Cecil reconvene in the Military History Club planning room together with Nina, Ryoko and Luke. They have matters to discuss.
  • Ryoko mentions that Anita and Hildegard have been speaking, about the mysterious Blue Oni case.
  • It is decided to recruit André to arrange a storage space for Akane and Alice’s things, as they will both be moving into the club dormitories and won’t be able to fit all their stuff.
  • Lloyd mentions the spy in the tunnels, and how they should be on alert. Cecil suggests that he sleep with his telepathy active, but since this means he might accidentally read Naimitsu’s mind, it’s suggested he ask her first.
  • Cecil mentions hiring Wilhelmina, but Luke says the club can hardly afford it, what with people moving in, rooms being prepared, and an incident with André and a barrel of fish. They’re too strapped for cash – but Cecil is welcome to hire Wilhelmina as his own maid. Cecil considers this.
  • Luke makes a flowchart for how to arrange the matter of Akane and Alice moving in. Flowcharts are his latest obsession.
  • Cecil tells Wilhelmina he’ll be hiring her as his own maid. Wilhelmina says she will swear the sacred oath of loyalty in the morning. Cecil is confused, not knowing of the secret oaths that bind members of the Order of Storm Maids.
  • Cecil directs Wilhelmina to stay in an empty room in the girls’ section for now. He neglects to tell her where he lives himself.
  • Lloyd retreats to his chambers to research Incaland with a burning passion. It’s difficult, because there are many inappropriate pictures of half-dressed Incaland natives.
  • Naimitsu visits Lloyd. She’s still sick, but she’s been up and about today to keep an eye on Akane. Lloyd politely scolds her for not taking better care of herself and promises to make her a hot supper, so she’ll feel better. He also warns her about the spy in the tunnels, which makes Naimitsu prepare to sleep lightly and be extremely wary of intruders.
  • Naimitsu gives Lloyd a polite handshake (He wears a “Give the Chef a Polite Handshake” apron).
  • Cecil goes along with Luke to search for the Big Book of Eisenkrone Rules, an ancient tome edited by every principal the school has had for the past millennium. After a perilous quest into the depths of L-space, narrowly avoiding a botany book collapse, they retrieve a copy of the tome.
  • Naimitsu retreats to the old club quarters. She meets Cecil, who asks if it’s all right that he psychically scans the area while he sleeps. Naimitsu awkwardly says no, because she’s protecting many state secrets and the like, and it’d be very bad if Cecil accidentally read her mind while she slept.
  • Cecil finds out that if a student at the school has a maid, he must provide her with living quarters (unless, presumably, she stays with Madame Dominique in the Secret Maid HQ, but that might be very cruel). Cecil begins making arrangements to switch his official room (which he never uses) from the Assassin’s Club to the Military History Club. (Cecil has thus far been sleeping in the old clubhouse, off the record, to stay out of reach of dreaming minds). Mikhail uses Cecil’s official room right now, and will need to find new quarters.
  • Nina, who’s still hot-headed after all that’s happened, says she will head out to patrol the school at night. This is technically against the rules, but Cecil joins her nonetheless for a bit of vigilantism against delinquent Dueling Club members.
  • Cecil and Nina run into Professor Gottlieb. He catches them unaware and informs them that with all the recent unrest, he’s watching the school at night. Already he’s caught three students before Cecil and Nina came along.
  • Cecil tries to explain that he and Nina are helping keeping the peace, and suggests Gottlieb recruits them as a “Night Watch” of sorts. Gottlieb is infuriated, and says that he will never be responsible for recruiting child soldiers – whether for guard duty or anything else. Barely restraining his anger, he gives them detention, effective after their last class tomorrow.
  • Cecil and Nina return to the clubhouse, showering after their workout sessions.
  • Lloyd is up late studying, and hears someone sneak about outside as Nina and Cecil come back. It’s a strange woman, speaking with a mysterious, vaguely familiar man. They mention a homonculus. Lloyd uses his secret Blue Oni entrance to follow the woman outside.
  • The strange woman is headed for Ritterburg. Lloyd recognizes her as a Nipponese singer, scheduled to perform in the Rose and Dagger this weekend.
  • Lloyd returns and goes to bed, pondering why a Nipponese singer would be at the clubhouse at night.

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  • A new day dawns. Lloyd is awoken by André, who informs him that the old storage room where Mikhail and Cecil had a duel has been re-appropriated as a storage room for the Military History Club. André has used his Pathfinding powers to create a new entrance near the unused public bathrooms in the dungeon.
  • Lloyd heads out into the club room to make breakfast, only to bump into Wilhelmina. She has sworn her oath of loyalty to Cecil, but since she’s extremely nervous and distracted, she has made a mix-up and boiled Cecil’s soap and toasted his brush while preparing a bucket of eggs and bread for the showers. Lloyd helps her resolve the situation.
  • Cecil emerges from his room to run into Wilhelmina. She asks where his bedroom is, so she can make the bed and clean his room. Cecil instructs her how to use the transporting chairs that lead between the two club rooms, and then leaves her to it.
  • Wilhelmina leaves to fix Cecil’s room, unwittingly running into Naimitsu who knows nothing about Cecil hiring a maid – but has just been warned about an unauthorized spy…
  • Wilhelmina left to an unknown fate, Lloyd and Cecil head out for their first class of the morning, after cleaning up the mess of the boiled soap.
  • Professor Schröder welcomes them to their first history class of the semester. The topic is Castle Alpenfest, a castle in the Alps formerly used by an evil Transylvanian Count, before being converted into an orphanage, then an insane asylum, and then a prison for Britannian prisoners of war. Professor Schröder seems oddly excited about this castle, almost as if he were foreshadowing something.
  • Alice mentions that she’s prepared to move into the Military History Club at once, provided Cecil can help her coordinate her maids in packing everything up this afternoon. She will use the weekend to make herself comfortable. Cecil agrees to this task, fitting in a conversation with the maids during lunch.
  • The day passes uneventfully with routine Weapons Mastery training followed by lunch and then Politics class. As the dull Politics lecture comes to an end, Cecil and Lloyd both spot Hildegard speaking with a member of the Assassins’ Club outside.
  • Lloyd goes out to speak with Anita, to see how the Blue Oni case is coming. Cecil heads off to detention.
  • Anita explains that Hildegard has been making inquiries into the Assassin’s Club, as she suspects the Blue Oni must be a member. While he speaks with her, Lloyd bumps into Mikhail, who is printing wanted posters on behalf of Reynard Feist. Distraught that an innocent might be accused of Lloyd’s crime, Lloyd goes to speak with Hildegard in the smithy.
  • Hildegard is visiting Eisenkrone to make some adjustments to Cecil’s armor. She says all the evidence points to the Blue Oni being a Nipponese student, from the area of the Yonaguni family in Nipponia, with incomplete ninja training. All of this points to only one possible culprit: Ryoko Yonaguni.
  • Lloyd reveals that he is in fact the culprit. He asks Hildegard to wait until Monday to arrest him, so that he can make some arrangements first. Hildegard agrees, since Lloyd turned himself in.
  • Lloyd, knowing that the situation is dire, heads for the Dueling Club to speak with Bartolomeus. He takes Bartolomeus into a private sitting room and interviews him about the incident in which the Blue Oni stole his horse.
  • Gradually, Lloyd persuades Bartolomeus that it was very unfair for four people to gang up on one woman. In such a situation, he explains, the Codo Duello not only allows but encourages that a heroic fellow such as the Blue Oni would borrow a horse to save the outnumbered person.
  • Bartolomeus is persuaded by the cold, hard Lloydgic and agrees that he acted dishonorably. He is ashamed of himself and agrees to drop all charges against the heroic Blue Oni, effective immediately. Lloyd and Bartolomeus part company on friendly terms, with Bartolomeus praising the mysterious Blue Oni, whoever he is.
  • Cecil meanwhile heads to detention with Nina. He finds that the other three kids Gottlieb caught were Gloria, Tomoe and Günther. Günther reveals that Gottlieb isn’t handling detention himself – recently the school has gotten a new detention officer. It turns out to be Ivan.
  • Ivan says that writing lines in detention is for wimps – from now on detention will involve hard work. He reveals that as punishment for sneaking about at night picking fights, the five students must clean the second-floor bathrooms.
  • Cecil, Nina, Gloria, Günther, and Tomoe are locked in the bathrooms. Ivan will be back in two hours to inspect their work – if everything isn’t sparkling clean, they will have to start over.
  • Gloria refuses to dirty her valuable hands with menial work. She commands Nina to scrub the toilets and the floors, Cecil to clean the showers, walls, and the ceiling, and relays easy tasks to her fellow Dueling Club members.
  • Nina is very angry with Gloria and almost starts a fight. Cecil tries to intervene, escalating the situation until Gloria commands Tomoe to punch Cecil – or she’s out of the Dueling Club. Cecil manages to avoid the fight by challenging Gloria to a formal duel instead, delaying the violent encounter. The duel will be at eight.
  • Cecil desperately struggles to get the task done on time. While he can’t persuade Gloria to do any work of her own, he manages to convince Tomoe and Günther to take on more fair shares of the work, so that the task will be finished more quickly.
  • Cecil and Nina still wind up doing most of the hard work, with some assistance from Tomoe and Günther. When Ivan returns, he’s satisfied with the task but notices that Gloria’s clothes are perfectly clean. He asks the room if she’s been doing her work as she should.
  • Cecil subtly informs Ivan that she has, in fact, been slacking off. An infuriated Ivan releases the other four from detention, but drags off Gloria to the stables for further detention, due to her insubordination.
  • Lloyd spots Ivan carrying a kicking and screaming Gloria, and hurries to the location to investigate why this poor woman is being manhandled. Ivan explains that she’s in detention. Lloyd understands, and offers to help her.
  • Ivan allows Lloyd to show Gloria the ropes around the stables. He calms down the horses and nightmares, saving Gloria from what might otherwise be very dangerous as she’s not used to animals, and shows her how to properly use a pitchfork and shovel.
  • Gloria goes from outraged to rather pleased with the results of her hard work, thanks to Lloyd’s kind words and Aura of Inspiration. As she talks to Lloyd and pets the nice horses, she tells Lloyd about how Cecil called her “Miss Fancypants”. Lloyd is shocked and appalled but asks Gloria to forgive Cecil; she agrees to do so if Cecil apologizes personally.
  • Gloria develops an attraction towards Lloyd.
  • Cecil, Nina and Lloyd meet up at Alice’s old quarters, summoning other members of the Military History Club such as Ryu and Luke. Luke helps out using flowcharts while Ryu carries all the heavy pianos and cupboards into storage.
  • The storage room contains artifacts from the previous year, such as the clothes Lloyd and Cecil wore for the school play, a little less than a year ago. Lloyd shivers, remembering all the awful things that happened that day.
  • Clara Weimar comes to speak with Cecil and Lloyd as they return to Alice’s quarters. She wishes to commission their help for a new Engineering Club project; she needs a blacksmith and a mathematician. Lloyd politely declines, Cecil says he will consider the offer. Clara will pay handsomely for the help, but their project is almost certainly nefarious and war-related.
  • Having finished moving all the stuff for today, Cecil heads out to find Gloria. He apologizes to her for the earlier insult, and asks her to forgive him without the need for a duel. Gloria does so, and the duel is called off.
  • Cecil and Lloyd retreat for the evening – all that remains is finding out what became of Wilhelmina…

Season 3 episode 10 notes

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